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We pursue systemic change for social justice, economic and race equity, and fundamental human rights.

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Worried about your home or job during the coronavirus pandemic?

COVID-19 has shaken the lives of Marylanders in many ways. Check out answers to frequently asked questions about workers' and tenants' rights.

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Stories of Justice

Read how you’re building a just society in the FY21 Annual Report

You inspired and powered our work to address the immense challenges surfaced by the COVID-19 pandemic while, at the same time, advocating for laws, policies, and practices to advance...

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PJC settles $1 million case alleging unpaid wages & employment discrimination on behalf of 250 workers

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Thank you, Sally!

Highlights and reflections on Sally Dworak-Fisher’s 20 years at the Public Justice Center

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How a bankruptcy case could affect workers’ ability to hold employers accountable for wage theft

What does a bankruptcy lawsuit have to do with workers’ rights? More than you might think. When workers successfully sue their employer for unpaid wages, one of the ways employers…

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FAQs about Gorres, et al v. Robinson – Maryland Unemployment Insurance Litigation

On November 24, 2021, six Marylanders filed suit in federal court on behalf of themselves and others like them against the state Secretary of Labor, Tiffany Robinson in her official…

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Impacted Marylanders sue Secretary of Labor over systemic failures and federal violations in the unemployment insurance program

A group of Marylanders filed a lawsuit against the Maryland Department of Labor’s Secretary, Tiffany Robinson, seeking to require Secretary Robinson to correct Maryland’s gross and systemic failures to administer…

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